Kalamitsi is one traditional village in Lefkada. It is located 20km southwest from Lefkas and it is one of the oldest villages on the island. Nowadays is much smaller than it use to be before the earthquake. A large number of residents moved to larger cities when a very strong earthquake struck Lefkada in the mid-20th century, and even today, cracked walls of houses can be seen. The site is decorated with the Panagia ton Kipon church and 13 stone windmills. There are several local taverns with delicious food in Kalamitsi, shops with souvenirs and local products, gyros, bakeries … The village has some special charm because it feels antique and continuity in existence, unlike some purpose-built small towns.
Kalamitsi is located in the west of the island where the most beautiful beaches are, therefore it is an excellent base for visiting the beaches that Lefkada is famous for. If you do not need the place that is full of tourist attractions and if you do not look for classic Greek resorts, staying in Kalamitsi can be a very pleasant and different experience.
At the foot of the village Kalamitsi there are three very beautiful beaches- Kavalikefta, Megali Petra and Avali. All of these beaches are wild, without sunshades and deck chairs and are reached through narrow and winding roads. The distance from these beaches to Kalamitsi is about 3.5km. The sea is turquoise blue on them, and the ground is pebble. There are no crowds on the beaches so you can enjoy the peace. On the beach Avali there is a cafe in reggae style from which the garden offers a fantastic view of the sea, and next to Kavalikefta beach there is a restaurant.
Kalamitsi is 18km away from the famous Egremni Beach and 24km from Porto Katsiki Beach. You can reach Kathisma in 3-4 minutes drive, and is close to the popular town of Agios Nikitas, the famous Mylos Beach and Pefkoulia.
The capital of Lefkada, Lefkas is only twenty kilometers away and you can find everything you want from the amenities. If you are visiting Lefkas, be sure to visit the Faneromeni Monastery, which offers fantastic views of the sea and Agios Ioannis beach and has a beautifully landscaped yard with a mini zoo. The monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary Phaneromena, who is considered the patron saint of the island.